Sonny Bradley’s header earned a win which means Plymouth are now 13 points clear of fourth-placed Stevenage

Sonny Bradley’s second-half header was enough to defeat League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers as Plymouth Argyle triumphed in the battle of the top two.

Bradley powered in the winner from six yards to earn a win which takes the Pilgrims to within three points of Rovers with seven games to play.

The hosts had more chances, with John Marquis’ header and James Coppinger’s volley well saved by Luke McCormick.

Tommy Rowe and Coppinger were denied by heroic Plymouth defending late on.

The defeat ends Doncaster’s unbeaten home league record this season, with their previous league loss at the Keepmoat Stadium coming almost a year ago in the third tier.

Plymouth are now 13 points clear of fourth-placed Stevenage as they close in on automatic promotion.

Line-upsDoncasterSubstitutesPlymouthSubstitutesReferee:Oliver LangfordAttendance:7,414Match StatsHome TeamDoncasterAway TeamPlymouthPossessionHome57%Away43%ShotsHome12Away6Shots on TargetHome3Away1CornersHome5Away4FoulsHome11Away8Live TextPosted at

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

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Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

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Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Graham Carey.

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Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

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Attempt missed. Yann Songo’o (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Butler.

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Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces James Spencer.

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Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary McSheffrey replaces Niall Mason.

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Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo’o replaces Matthew Kennedy.

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Hand ball by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

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Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

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Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Alfie May.

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Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

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Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

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Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

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Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Niall Mason.

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Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

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Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gary Miller.

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Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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Hand ball by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

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Attempt blocked. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

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Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Luke McCullough replaces Craig Alcock because of an injury.

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Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graham Carey following a set piece situation.

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Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Butler.

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James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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